Yaatsil Guevara González is PhD candidate in Sociology at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. She is research fellow at the Insitute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG-Bielefeld University). She studied Anthropology and holds a Masters in Regional Studies. Her research focuses on radicalization, extremism and Muslim minorities in Germany, as well as in conflict and refugee studies in the Americas. Her doctoral research focused on ‘stranded’ Honduran refugees and their coping’s strategies in Mexico’s southern border. She has conducted ethnographic research in Mexico, Central America, U.S., and Germany. She collaborated actively for several years in the migrant shelter “La 72-Hogar Refugio para personas migrantes”.


  • Gender
  • Central America-US corridor
  • Immobility
  • Anthropology of everyday life
  • Humanitarianism
  • Migration governance